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Robert Anderson Retires From Tunica-Biloxi Tribe After Almost 25 Years

Posted by Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana on February 20, 2019 in News

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Council and Tribal Gaming Commission would like everyone to join us in extending a deep appreciation for his service and acknowledgement on the retirement of Mr. Robert Anderson, Gaming Agent.  Mr. Anderson joined the Commission in May 1994, and has served the Commission and Tribe faithfully with a dedicated commitment to professionalism

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Tunica-Biloxi Education Program Hosts Community Emergency Response Team Training

Posted by Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana on February 14, 2019 in News

From February 11-13, the Tunica-Biloxi Education Program (TBEP) hosted a 3-day train-the-trainer course on how to develop a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Tikahch to Gary Ragen, Homeland Security Program Coordinator from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, for facilitating the training. We are also grateful to Bill Bischof of FEMA for his support in

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The Tunica-Biloxi Language and Culture Revitalization Program Hosts the 3rd Annual Basketry Summit

Posted by Alexia Pierre on November 1, 2018 in News

  See KALB coverage of the Basketry Summit. See more photos from the Summit here. On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Tunica-Biloxi Language and Culture Revitalization Program hosted the 3rd Annual Basketry Summit. Weavers from regional American Indian communities demonstrated southeast basket traditions using long leaf pine needle, river cane and palmetto. The Summit was an

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Heart of Louisiana: Tunica Language

Posted by Alexia Pierre on October 30, 2018 in News

View WVUE coverage about the Tunica language. Also covered by WAFB. NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – It’s been more than a half century since anyone could speak the language of Louisiana’s Tunica-Biloxi tribe. But thanks to the notes and recordings of early linguists, the tribal leaders are now teaching their language in hopes of bringing it

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Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment Announce Operational Partnership for Paragon Casino Resort

Posted by Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana on October 24, 2018 in News

Marksville, La. – (Oct. 24, 2018) – The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has announced that it has formalized an agreement with a subsidiary of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, to serve as the operational partner for Paragon Casino Resort located in Marksville, La. The five-year contract will enable MGE to take

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Rudy Wambsgans III Receives Recognition for Outstanding Leaders and Advocates of the Tribal Government Gaming Industry

Posted by Alexia Pierre on October 12, 2018 in News

On Tuesday, October 9, the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) hosted a tribal leader’s reception at the 2018 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The theme of the reception was honoring the outstanding leaders and advocates of the tribal government gaming industry. Among those being honored was Commissioner Chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe

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The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana Welcomes New Linguist to Language and Culture Revitalization Program Staff

Posted by Alexia Pierre on September 20, 2018 in News

MARKSVILLE, LA. –  (Sept. 18, 2018) – The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has announced Tyler Whitaker as the new linguist for the Tribe’s Language and Culture Revitalization Program (LCRP). “As our linguist, Tyler will play a critical role in keeping the language alive and preserving our culture,” said John Barbry, director of development and programing

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Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana Receives $748,200 Grant to Assist with Revitalization of Tunica Language

Posted by Alexia Pierre on September 17, 2018 in News

Funds from the Administration for Native Americans will enable increased training and fluency. MARKSVILLE, La. –  (Aug 13, 2018) – The Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Council recently announced that the Tribe has been awarded a $748,200 grant from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA). These funds will be dispensed over a three-year period and will support the

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